FBI’s investigation accidentally revealed the HelloKitty ransomware gang operates out of Ukraine

From securityaffairs.co

The investigation conducted by FBI on a recent data breach suffered by an Oregon healthcare organization lead to the accidental revelation that the FBI believes that the HelloKitty ransomware gang (Five Hands) operates out of Ukraine.

“Oregon Anesthesiology Group, P.C. (OAG) experienced a cyberattack on July 11, after which we were briefly locked out of our servers.” reads the notice of data breach published by the Oregon Anesthesiology Group. “On October 21, the FBI notified OAG that it had seized an account belonging to HelloKitty, a Ukrainian hacking group, which contained OAG patient and employee files. The FBI believes HelloKitty exploited a vulnerability in our third-party firewall, enabling the hackers to gain entry to the network.”

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